Problems with this site
Discover France history
Introduced in January 1999, the web site www.DiscoverFrance.net covers dozens of pertinent topics, plus navigation to chapters about Paris, 21 provinces, and French overseas territories (including coverage of the former colonial empire).
Some of our topics include information on French art and architecture, cuisine, cultural traditions, demographics, education, government, history, holidays, language, literature, museums, performing arts, religious heritage, shopping, sightseeing attractions, transportation systems, travel tips, wine knowledge, and much more!
A Feature Articles section offers an outlet to independent contributors who wish to submit articles of educational interest, personal travelogues, recommendations, or any material that is not readily classified under the site's navigation structure.
A realtime news feed provides current events coverage from a variety of international news sources, updated several times daily. Visitors will also find current listings of cultural events and entertainment, organized by province and the Paris region.
Our Travel Center provides visitors with the capability to make online reservations at over 50,000 hotel and hostel properties, private apartments, bed & breakfasts, and vacation rentals worldwide. In addition, it offers airline tickets, airport shuttles, car rentals & leasing, group tours, museum cards, bus / Métro / rail passes, international travel protection (including medical coverage), and travel accessories.
The DiscoverFrance Boutique offers visitors a special selection of francophile products including French literature, maps, tour guides, fine art prints & posters, music CDs, and movies on disc or videotape.
Why should I book my hotel, hostel, or other lodging through Discover France?
There are no booking fees to reserve hotel rooms, hostel beds, and other accommodations through Discover France. The prices we list are the lowest available rates offered by the properties and booking services with whom we have partnered. Those services pay Discover France a small commission for each reservation, because we help them to contain their marketing costs. The modest revenue helps us to maintain and update the many information resources available to you on our web site.
Perhaps one of the most significant advantages to you, our client, is that we act as an advocate on your behalf – in the event that you have a complaint or any issue with the service which was promised to you by a property. Our partners are incentivized to cooperate with us in the investigation of any complaint, because they benefit from the volume of guests we refer to them. We're in your corner!
Please, allow us the opportunity to demonstrate our high standards of service to you. We look forward to your candid feedback. Thank you for your confidence, and enjoy your travels!
Discover France partnerships & affiliations
Bookings B.V. – introduction
Bookings B.V. – the aggregator / reservations engine used on this web site – was first established in 1996, then known as Boekingspunt Nederland B.V.; since 2005, it has operated as a subsidiary of Priceline Incorporated, the world leader in booking accommodations online.
The company is supported by 85+ offices in over 50 countries around the world: Amsterdam - Antalya - Athens - Auckland - Bangkok - Barcelona - Beijing - Berlin - Bolzano - Bordeaux - Brussels - Budapest - Buenos Aires - Cairo - Cambridge - Cape Town - Casablanca - Chicago - Copenhagen - Denver - Dubai - Dublin - Dusseldorf - Edinburgh - Faro - Grand Rapids - Guangzhou - Helsinki - Ho Chi Minh City - Hong Kong - Honolulu - Houston - Innsbruck - Istanbul - Jeddah - Kiev - Kuala Lumpur - Kuta (Bali) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Las Vegas - Lille - Lisbon - London - Loule (PT) - Lyon - Madrid - Malaga - Manila - Mexico City - Miami - Milan - Montreal - Moscow - Mumbai - Munich - Natal - New York - Nice - Norwalk - Orlando - Osaka - Oslo - Paris - Phuket - Prague - Riga - Rio de Janeiro - Rome - San Francisco - Santiago - Santo Domingo - Sao Paulo - Seattle - Seoul - Shanghai - Singapore - Sofia - Stockholm - Sydney - Thessaloniki - Tokyo - Toronto - Vancouver - Venice - Vienna - Warsaw - Zagreb - Zurich.
Bookings B.V. – legal information
Bookings B.V. is registered and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from where it renders an online hotel reservation service (the "Service") on its web site (the "Website"), and is supported internationally by its affiliated companies and subsidiaries. The affiliated companies and subsidiaries provide only internal support to Bookings B.V. The affiliated companies and subsidiaries do not render the service and do not own, operate or manage the reservations site or any other web site.
For all questions about Bookings B.V., the service (i.e. the online hotel reservation service) and the web site, or if you wish to send or serve any documents, correspondence, notices or other communications in respect of Bookings B.V., the service, the web site, or for press inquiries, please contact Bookings B.V. directly.
Bookings B.V. does not accept or assume any domicile at any place, location or office in the world (also not at the office of its affiliated companies and subsidiaries), other than its registered office in Amsterdam. The affiliated companies and subsidiaries do not operate and are not authorized to act as any form of process or service agent for Bookings B.V.
Bookings B.V. – name and address
Bookings B.V. – corporate officers
Darren R. Huston, Chief Executive Officer
Bookings B.V. – contact information
Telephone: +31 20 712 5600
Bookings B.V. – company registration
Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam (Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Amsterdam)
Site design © 1999- DiscoverFrance.net and The Wharton Group
All Rights Reserved